Capitalism, at its most remorseless, is a physical manifestation of psychopathy.

Jon Ronson

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“Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by writer and filmmaker Jon Ronson means that the most ruthless aspects of capitalism reflect characteristics of psychopathy, a personality disorder marked by impaired moral judgement. Ronson gives the examples of lack of empathy, glibness, cunning, and manipulation as being traits that psychopathy and the economic system of capitalism have in common. The quote is from Ronson's 2012 TED Talk about the gray areas between sanity and insanity. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jon Ronson - Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test